March 25, 2008
Rhino Hunting Racket Under Suspicion
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From Independent Online:
Unscrupulous Asian businessmen are allegedly posing as big-game hunters to slaughter South African rhinos and export the horns - quite legally - as hunting trophies.
But instead of ending up in trophy collections, the horns are being sold illegally to merchants to be crushed into powder for use in Eastern traditional medicine.